Friday, February 3, 2012

Chicken with Pepperoni Sauce

Healthy eating is about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible. The key to long term success at eating healthy is not feeling like you are being restricted or depriving yourself. You can enjoy some delicious meals without the looming “d” words (diet, deprived). Expand your range of healthy food choices with meals like this one.


Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
16 slices pepperoni, chopped (I use low fat Turkey Pepperoni and I prefer mine chopped in larger pieces)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups low-sodium marinara sauce or pizza sauce (I prefer Amato’s pizza sauce)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons of dried basil
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast
1 cup shredded low fat cheese


1. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and pepperoni then cook 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add oregano then cook 30 seconds. Add marinara or pizza sauce. Reduce heat and simmer while you cook the chicken. Stir in basil right before serving

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to skillet and cook thoroughly.

3. Place chicken on plates and spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

Adapted from the original source Maureen Callahan, Cooking Light JANUARY 2012

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